British American Tobacco plc (BATS) Insider Johan Vandermeulen Purchases 3 Shares

British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) insider Johan Vandermeulen purchased 3 shares of British American Tobacco plc stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 6th. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 4,805 ($62.06) per share, for a total transaction of £144.15 ($186.17).

Shares of British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) opened at 4897.50 on Tuesday. The firm’s market cap is GBX 91.00 billion. British American Tobacco plc has a 52 week low of GBX 4,237.00 and a 52 week high of GBX 5,643.60. The firm has a 50 day moving average of GBX 4,912.89 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 5,216.51.

British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $1.34 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.31 by $0.03. British American Tobacco plc had a net margin of 30.41% and a return on equity of 56.73%. Equities analysts predict that British American Tobacco plc will post $282.43 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 17th will be given a dividend of GBX 56.50 ($0.73) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 17th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.06%.

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Several equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. UBS AG set a GBX 5,670 ($73.23) price target on shares of British American Tobacco plc and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and set a GBX 5,300 ($68.45) price target on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 6,500 ($83.95) price target on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) set a GBX 5,400 ($69.74) price target on shares of British American Tobacco plc and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. set a GBX 6,400 ($82.66) price target on shares of British American Tobacco plc and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 5,638.24 ($72.82).

About British American Tobacco plc

British American Tobacco p.l.c. is a tobacco and next generation products company. The Company’s tobacco product range includes cigarettes, fine cut (roll-your-own and make-your-own tobacco) and Swedish-style snus. Its segments include Asia-Pacific, Americas, Western Europe, and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA).

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